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Location: Central Valley or Los Angeles Area, California
Type: Full Time
2 openings available.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Journalism Resident (Two positions)
EdSource, a California nonprofit organization with the state’s largest team of education reporters, is seeking Journalism Residents to contribute to the news organization’s education coverage. The two positions would be based in California, one in the Central Valley and the other in Los Angeles.
The successful program, now in its second year, is designed to help education reporters, or aspiring ones, hone their writing and reporting skills alongside an award-winning team of education journalists in California.
EdSource is looking for passionate and resourceful reporters who understand how to write with impact and can place local education challenges within a state and national context. As part of their ongoing professional work, Journalism Residents will have the opportunity to engage and collaborate with other EdSource journalists through daily editorial meetings and on stories and projects.
Applicants should have excellent news judgment and a willingness to learn. The positions are full-time. The term of the fellowship would be a minimum of nine months – or as long as a year – depending on the candidate’s availability. There also could be opportunities to extend employment beyond the initial term.
EdSource is the leading reporting organization covering all aspects of education in California. Stories are published online, in daily email newsletters, and through partnerships with other news organizations.
EdSource has its headquarters in Oakland, California, with a bureau in Los Angeles and reporters situated around the state.
Interest in education
Some reporting experience; knowledge of education issues a plus but not required
Knowledge of the Central Valley or Los Angeles metropolitan area preferred
Audio or video reporting skills a plus
Duties and Responsibilities:
Write lively stories, including enterprise and breaking news
Maintain an active online presence, as well as develop new ways to build an audience
Send a cover letter, resume with contact information for three references, links to your social media accounts and links to or samples of your written/digital work to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include job title in subject line.
Belief StatementEdSource believes that access to a quality education is an important right of all children. We further believe that an informed, involved public is necessary to strengthen California’s schools for the benefit of the state’s children, its civic life and its economy.GoalsEdSource works to engage Californians on key education challenges with the goal of enhancing learning success. It does so by providing timely, useful and accurate information to key education stakeholders and the larger public; advancing awareness of major education initiatives being implemented in California and nationally; and highlighting effective models and strategies intended to improve student outcomes, as well as identifying areas that are in need of repair or reform.HistoryOver a period of more than four decades, EdSource has established its reputation as a highly respected source of education information, research and analysis. It has now emerged as the pre-eminent multi-media education platform for the state, which with over 6 million students is the largest and most diverse public education system in the nation.Since its founding in 1977, EdSource has broadened its focus to include a broa...d range of education reforms, including early education and preschools, charter schools, school accountability, STEM education, teacher evaluation and obstacles students face in the math pipeline from pre-kindergarten to college. In 2011, EdSource launched its journalism and communications arm, which now comprises the largest education reporting staff of any newsroom in the state.The expertise of EdSource’s staff of reporters, writers, and communication and outreach specialists is strengthened by a statewide Board of Directors made up of distinguished leaders from diverse education constituencies.